what is colic

Persistent crying

It can take time to adjust to having a newborn baby in the house, especially if your baby is suffering from colic. Listening to constant, shrill crying for hours on end can be very difficult to cope with – particularly when you are a new mum and there is so much to learn about your new baby.

It is important to bear in mind that it is not your fault – both breast and bottle fed babies can suffer from colic, and as your baby gets older she will grow out of it. In the meantime don’t despair – help is available to guide you through this unsettling period. It may also help to talk to other mums and share your experiences so that you don’t feel you are the only one with a crying baby to cope with.

Try joining your local parent and baby group or contact other parents.

Did you know? The main problem caused by colic is the stress and worry it causes in parents.